Tag: Home Health Compare

CMS announces delay in posting preview reports for October 2019 refresh

Provider preview reports and star ratings preview reports for the October 2019 Home Health Compare refresh will be delayed until early July. CMS announced the delay on its website June 24. Preview reports for the October refresh were expected July 3. The delay is due to CMS efforts to align display of two measures what […]

Home health star rating preview reports are now available

Source: Home Health Line Agencies can now use CASPER to download quality of patient care star rating preview reports for the April 2019 Home Health Compare refresh, according to CMS. Beginning in April, the measure “Drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver” will be removed from quality of care star ratings. The measure “Improvement […]

CMS releases tables detailing the 2019 quality measures for home health

Source: Home Health Line CMS has published updated details on potentially avoidable events, process and outcome measures for 2019. The updated tables also include details on star-ratings measures and quality measures new to Home Health Compare in 2019. Claims-based outcome measures “Medicare spending per beneficiary” and “Discharge to community” are joining the ranks of publicly […]

Incorrect quality measure data to be updated, CMS says

Source: Home Health Line Some pressure ulcer data was mistakenly excluded from recent CMS reports on quality measures for home health agencies, but CMS says the data will be corrected before the measure is publicly reported on Home Health Compare. The denominator counts for the measure “Percent of residents or patients with pressure ulcers that […]